Biography of David Smith
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David Smith, farmer, sec. 8; P. 0. Dayton, Mich.; was born in Ohio in 1821, the son of Jonathan and Nancy (Millers) Smith, natives of Pennsylvania, of German descent, and members of the Dunkard Church; father a successful farmer, worth atone time $30,000. David was educated in Portage tp., and in 1869 he settled in this tp.; has been a farmer all his life, with success, as he has raised his fortune from nothing to 315 acres of land, 200 of which is the very finest. In 1843 he married Permelia Jane Massey, and of their 5 children 3 are living; she died in 1857, and in 1859 Mr. Smith married Mary Jane Gates, and they have 4 children living. Mrs. G. is a member of the Drunkard Church, and Mr. G. in politics is a Republican.

From:
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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